Subway: Blue to Belmont(773) 279-938241.939328 -87.717280 3556 W Belmont Ave (at Central Park Ave) Northwest Side, Chicago
Mon–Fri 7pm–4am; Sat 7pm–5am (closed Sun)Average beer: $2
This long, wooden bar is helmed by a few middle-aged women who, on Sundays, mix huge batches of kamikazes and sell them for $2 a pop—but the real draw here is karaoke. If you get there and the door’s locked, don’t get discouraged. Just ring the bell over and over again (sometimes the bartenders can’t hear it over yet another version of “Don’t Stop Believin’ ”).